Events Calendar

Guided walks

The Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust runs monthly walks for members and visitors.

Walks are free to Trust members, and cost $3 for visitors.

Otari fern

Fern image by Meghan Maloney

Reach for the sky

2pm, Sunday 27 July

What do plants tell us about past and present climate and geology? This easy 90-minute walk starts at the Information Centre. 
Cost: $3

What's in a name?

2pm, Sunday 24 August

Hear some of the intriguing stories behind New Zealand plant names on this easy 60-minute walk. It starts at the Information Centre. 
Cost: $3

Glow worm walks

6.30pm, Friday 11 July

Glow worms are alive and well in Otari. This 50-minute walk takes us down through the bush at night, past tree ferns, rimu, epiphytes, rata, crayfish - and glow worms. See them up close, complete with their midge-catching, sticky-thread nets. You'll need good shoes, warm clothing and a torch. You're guaranteed to see glow worms. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Information Centre.
Cost: $4 (children $2)

People attending Otari-Wilton's Bush open day.

Otari-Wilton's Bush open day and plant sale


Otari-Wilton's Bush open day and plant sale

9am - 3pm, Saturday 20 September

Get a head start on Spring Festival at Otari’s open day. There will be plants for sale, guided walks and food available. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will open the new Cockayne Centre at 9.30am and the plant sale starts at 10am.

2013 photo competition

See wonderful images of Otari-Wilton's Bush captured in this photo competition.

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone (04) 499 1400
Fax (04) 499 1903
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Weekends November - April: 10am - 3pm
Weekends May - October and public holidays: Closed